Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Judge Sentences 17-Year-Old Fifteen Years to Life For 2006 Fatal Shooting

    Judge Sentences 17-Year-Old Fifteen Years to Life
    For 2006 Fatal Shooting

    By Ari Burack June 28, 2008 A San Francisco man was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison for the 2006 daylight shooting, as a juvenile, of another man who he claims had…

  • Federal Judge Denies Veterans Fast-Track Judicial Remedy

    Federal Judge Denies Veterans Fast-Track Judicial Remedy

    By John Hoctor June 28, 2008 A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two veterans organizations seeking injunctive relief against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti rejected the groups claims arguing…

  • Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Mayor of Oakland Ron Dellums placed City Administrator Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave today following allegations that she interfered with the arrest of a relative. Photo by Luke Thomas By Jeff Shuttleworth June 27, 2008…

  • Jew Plea Agreement Fails, Trial Date Set

    Jew Plea Agreement Fails,
    Trial Date Set

    Former District 4 Supervisor Ed Jew. Photo by Luke Thomas By Julia Cheever June 27, 2008 Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew was given a new date of Nov. 10 in federal court today for…

  • NRA Sues Housing Authority to Block Gun Ban

    NRA Sues Housing Authority to Block Gun Ban

    By Julia Cheever June 27, 2008 The National Rifle Association sued the San Francisco Housing Authority in federal court today in a bid to overturn a rule forbidding gun possession in public housing units. The…

  • Brady Center Releases Statementon Second Amendment Ruling

    Brady Center Releases Statement
    on Second Amendment Ruling

    From the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence June 27, 2008 Washington, D.C. – Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Center and Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement: “Our fight to…

  • Schwarzenegger Declares State of Emergency

    Schwarzenegger Declares State of Emergency

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger From the Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger June 27, 2008 Gov. Schwarzenegger Requests Federal Emergency Declaration to Help Californians Cope with Effects of Unprecedented Wildfires. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the following letter…

  • Grand Jury Report Criticizes School District Admissions Policy

    Grand Jury Report
    Criticizes School District Admissions Policy

    By Ari Burack June 26, 2008 San Francisco’s public school admissions system, intended to foster diversity in schools, is actually “an expensive failure,” according to a civil grand jury report released today. The report focused…

  • Fewer Kicks-Off Campaign for School Board

    Fewer Kicks-Off Campaign for School Board

    Sandra Lee Fewer (center left) and her extended family held a campaign for School Board kick-off event yesterday evening in the heart of Chinatown. Photos by Luke Thomas June 26, 2008 Joined by friends, family,…

  • Overheard in Fog City: Villaraigosa Has “Found Jesus”

    Overheard in Fog City: Villaraigosa Has “Found Jesus”

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa converses with Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel during a fundraiser for Villaraigosa’s gubernatorial mayoral reelection bid held yesterday in San Francisco. Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas June…

  • Civil Grand Jury Wants More Attention From City Leaders

    Civil Grand Jury Wants More Attention From City Leaders

    By Melissa McRobbie June 26, 2008 San Francisco’s civil grand jury has released a report claiming city leaders don’t pay enough attention to its reports and recommendations. The report, posted on the grand jury’s Web…

  • Japanese Water Powered Car

    Japanese Water Powered Car

    June 25, 2008 Tired of paying $5 a gallon for gas? Check out this little gem of an invention. The Reuters reporter doesn’t tell us how much the technology costs, or if the energy generator…

  • Supes Urge City to Explore Transmission-Only Options to Close Power Plant

    Supes Urge City to Explore Transmission-Only Options
    to Close Power Plant

    By Ari Burack June 25, 2008 San Francisco supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution urging the city to further explore energy transmission options from outside the city in order to close an aging, heavily polluting power…

  • PG&E Cable Failure Caused Vault Explosion

    PG&E Cable Failure Caused Vault Explosion

    By Maya Strausberg June 25, 2008 A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman said they have determined that what fire officials called an underground vault explosion in San Francisco yesterday was caused by cable failure.…

  • Emergency Official Witnessed Dead Bodies In WTC 7

    Emergency Official Witnessed Dead Bodies In WTC 7

    World Exclusive: WTC7 Survivor Barry Jennings Account By Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet June 23, 2008 Exclusive video of emergency official Barry Jennings discussing explosions inside WTC 7 before either of the twin towers had…